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The jagged peaks and ancient forests of Washington's Olympic Peninsula.
Skokomish River

Skokomish River

January 01, 2017

The Skokomish River flows from the southern part of the Olympic Mountains southeast to Hood Canal, connecting to Puget Sound.

Mt. Elinor

Mt. Elinor

July 08, 2015

Mt. Elinor is a minor peak at the south end of the Olympic Mountains - just north of Lake Cushman. It's one of the more accessible peaks in the Olympics - with a good trail all the way to the top.

Royal to Dungeoness Traverse

Royal to Dungeoness Traverse

August 28, 2014

Trails head up the Dungeoness River and Royal Creek to the alpine wilderness above. With a little determination, one can connenct the ends of the trails by walking a ridgeline from Mt. Mystery to Constance Pass.

Lilliwaup

Lilliwaup

August 09, 2012

Lilliwaup is a tiny community along the western shore of Hood Canal - a long fjord-like arm of Puget Sound. Lilliwaup was originally settled by caucasians in the mid 1800s. But, it has never really grown in population, and has retained much of the original wild character from that time.

Enchanted Valley

Enchanted Valley

July 04, 2011

The Enchanted Valley is a meadow in the upper reaches of the Quinault River, framed by giant cliffs and waterfalls in the heart of the Olympic Mountains. It's a 13.5 mile hike in to the valley from the nearest trailhead.

Sol Duc Falls

Sol Duc Falls

November 06, 2009

The Sol Duc River flows from the Olympic mountains northwest to the Pacific Ocean... In a way, it's the northwest's most northwest river. A trail follows the river's course to its origins high in the Olympic mountains.
The road to the trailhead is often closed in winter. The road isn't plowed. During...

The Hoh Rainforest

The Hoh Rainforest

November 06, 2009

The Hoh Rainforest is located in the western part of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, between the Olympic mountain range and the Pacific Ocean.
Be sure that the road is open. Early morning is a great time to visit... the birds and animals are more active, the light is prettier, and there are...

Mt. Olympus

Mt. Olympus

February 25, 2010

Mt. Olympus is located in the heart of Olympic National Park. As it is surrounded by long forested valleys, and jagged snowy peaks, it is difficult to see from any vantage point along a road. Before planning a trip, be sure to negotiate the rules/regulations of the national park. The climbing route isn...

Lena

Lena

February 25, 2010

Mt. Lena, Upper Lena Lake, and surrounding areas... Upper and Lower Lena Lakes are in the south part of the Olympic Mtn Range. The trailhead is along Hamma Hamma River road, about 9 miles west of US101. The climbing route to The Brothers also starts at this trailhead, and passes Lower Lena Lake. ...

Mt. Steel

Mt. Steel

April 29, 2010

Mt. Steel is located in the southern part of the Olympic Mountains, just west of First Divide, near the headwaters of the Skokomish River. The nearest access point is the Staircase Trailhead, about 14 miles to the south. Mt. Steel is in Olympic National Park, meaning that you have to pay a small fee for...

Constance - Mystery

Constance - Mystery

April 29, 2010

The Constance Pass trail rises from the Dosewallips River, about 2.5 miles from the trailhead. It's about 4.5 miles and 4400ft elevation gain to get to the top of the ridge. From there the trail descends a bit to Constance Pass. However, the ridge continues the other direction toward Mt. Mystery. Parts of...

Mt. Townsend

Mt. Townsend

April 29, 2010

Mt. Townsend is located in the northeast part of the Olympic Mountain range in Washington State. The trail to the top steadily climbs about 3 miles. Near the top of Mt. Townsend, a side trail splits-off, leading ~2.5 miles to Silver Lake.
This trail melts-out rather early, u sually by early June. The...

Anderson Pass

Anderson Pass

April 30, 2010

The Brothers

The Brothers

April 30, 2010

Gladys Divide

Gladys Divide

April 30, 2010

Duckabush

Duckabush

April 30, 2010

Mt. Deception

Mt. Deception

April 30, 2010

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